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Election 2012

Election 2012

Who Will Win the 2012 Election?

The 2012 U.S. Presidential election shaped into a race between the incumbent, President Barack Obama, and the Republican challenger, former-governor Mitt Romney. Perhaps more than anything, the election season focused on U.S. jobs and the economy as a whole. Both candidates laid out their plans.

Americans re-elected President Barack Obama on November 6, 2012.

The articles and videos below are intended to present a neutral view of the news surrounding each candidate's respective campaign, and a balanced dose of political opinion. Scroll deeper down the page to watch the 2012 debates in full or to interact with TheStreet's political reporter, Joe Deaux, via Twitter.

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TheStreet Discusses the Election

2012 Presidential Debates

2012 Swing States

What If Mitt Romney Wins? -- Opinion

What If Barack Obama Wins? -- Opinion

2012 Third-Party Candidates

Political Coverage by Joe Deaux

GOP calls for changes to the sweeping Dodd-Frank Act won't have any impact on investors.
7/21/14 5:23PM
I didn't expect a real estate pitch when I arrived on a cool summer afternoon at a libertarian festival in New Hampshire.
5/3/14 7:30AM
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said he expects the employer mandate to go, but this shouldn't be a surprise as a lack of Democratic and Republican support for it can be traced as far back as Bill Clinton's health care plan.
4/3/14 1:12PM
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen holds her first press conference as head of the central bank as reporters hope to draw more details about tapering and raising the federal funds rate.
3/19/14 2:28PM
Federal Reserve Chairwoman delivers her first Senate Banking Committee testimony on Thursday, and she can expect questioning about the Fed's attention to community banks and expanded role in preventing too big to fail.
2/27/14 7:22AM
Sallie Mae tells TheStreet it is reviewing a letter Sen. Elizabeth Warren sent to the lender asking for more transparency about how its default rate is 30% less than the national average.
2/26/14 1:56PM
Senator Elizabeth Warren writes a note to lender Sallie Mae saying she is concerned the company is hurting student borrowers.
2/25/14 3:49PM
President Barack Obama released a statement specifically praising apparel company Gap for its decision to raise employee wages.
2/19/14 7:02PM
The Congressional Budget Office forecasts a federal minimum wage hike could reduce employment and increase in wages. The White House responds by defending the need to raise wages.
2/18/14 7:05PM
The Senate Banking Committee postpones Janet Yellen's testimony, and she likely won't appear until after next week.
2/12/14 5:55PM
President Obama delivered the State of the Union address Tuesday in the House of Representatives, saying the U.S. economy is on track to continue adding jobs
1/28/14 11:06PM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's idea to pass an executive action to allow hospitals as dispensaries of medical marijuana may signal the entrance of corporate America into the medical marijuana field.
1/14/14 9:00AM
The actions of Chris Christie's staff project the perception that the governor's office would embrace the practice of youngsters to deliver political retribution.
1/9/14 3:11PM
Future debt-ceiling debates by Congress will lose their influence over markets and Americans.
10/17/13 7:30AM
The House on Wednesday night passed a bipartisan bill to raise the nation's borrowing limit and reopen the government.
10/16/13 10:39PM

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